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Yukon Quest 2013 – Day 10

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Sled DogBarring moose, caribou, snowmobile, or asteroid, it looks like Allen is going to win this year and make up for his 26 second loss last year. This is based on Live Tracking, and Hugh’s trackers have a history of malfunctioning, but Allen’s two extra dogs on his team seemed to have allowed him to have built up a real lead that Hugh couldn’t overcome in the final run.

The Standings at 11:30PM CST (8:30PM AKST):

At Fairbanks/Finish
1 Allen Moore (11)
2 Hugh Neff (4)
3 Brent Sass (18)
4 Jake Berkowitz (20)
Beyond Chena Hot Springs/Two Rivers
5 Scott Smith (23)R
At Chena Hot Springs/Two Rivers
6 Markus Ingebretsen (2)R
Beyond Mile 101
7 Normand Casavant (7)
8 Abbie West (17)
9 Susan Rogan (10)R
At Mile 101
10 Dan Kaduce (15)
Beyond Central
11 David Dalton (21)
12 Ed Hopkins (25)
At Central
13 Denis Tremblay (13)R
14 Crispin Studer (26)
Beyond Circle
15 Cody Strathe (5)R
16 Darrin Lee (24)R
17 Brian Wilmshurst (1)
At Circle
18 Rob Cooke (3)R
19 Matthew Failor (14)R
Beyond Eagle
20 Dyan Bergen (19)RΦ

These are the official standings. That means they are official, not that they are correct. Things jump around a lot as people decide to update the standings. This problem is especially bad in the back of the pack, as no one bothers to update those standings when the lead is changing.

The Mushers in bold are former winners of the Yukon Quest, the numbers in parentheses are their Bib numbers, and the small “R” indicates a rookie.

Note: This post will be updated during the day, and the map changed on all posts to reflect the current situation.

All posts on the Yukon Quest can be seen by selecting “Yukon Quest” from the Category box on the right sidebar.

4 comments

1 JuanitaM { 02.12.13 at 8:42 am }

Well, congratulations to Allen Moore. I really thought Hugh Neff would pull this one off again, but I do think it’s rather neat that a husband and wife team have won for the first time.

I finally found a video of the Neff team arriving and was surprised to see that he wasn’t wearing his signature Dr. Seuss regalia. However, the dogs did have neon booties…

2 Bryan { 02.12.13 at 11:59 am }

Hugh’s dogs were decked out in their signature red and white blankets for a short while, but it got too warm for them. The relatively warm temperatures slowed things down.

It was nice that Allen won, and it took the sting out of Aliy’s loss in the 300. Now it is on to get Aliy a win in the Iditarod. She will get the best of Allen’s team for her run, as well as the best dogs from the 300 team. This has been their plan for years.

Susan Rogan is looking good, if she remembers to keep her sled bag closed.

Rob Cooke is running pure-bred Siberians, and it would be nice if he makes it to the end. If he does, I assume his wife will want to stop this foolishness and really retire to merely running a kennel back in New Brunswick.

3 hipparchia { 02.12.13 at 7:43 pm }
4 Bryan { 02.12.13 at 10:41 pm }

I remember Rob from his run in the YQ300 last year on the ‘suicide course’. He is now in familiar country, but headed in the opposite direction. He has at least seen the course, which is more that most of the rookies can say.

His wife is either a saint, or just as crazy as he, and most long-distance mushers are, but having Quest finishers in your kennel won’t hurt business, especially when you are established on the other side of the continent.